HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division III Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division II Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS FOOTBALL: 2019 Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Schedules

Teams have held their spring practice sessions and most, not all, will take a break until after the Fourth of July, before getting back to work for the 2019 High School Football Season. This year remember, while being the second year of a two-year cycle, does have...

HS TRACK AND FIELD: 2019 Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches’ All-Star Teams

As the spring sports season enters its final week, ON THE BLOG begins to put a bow on the 2018-19 scholastic sports year. Today, the Lackawanna Track Conference Coaches' All-Star Teams are released. Western Wayne coach Justin Collins organizes a meeting of the coaches...

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn't even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of Friday...
So much stocking

So much stocking

Pending appeal, Scranton is stuck filling a stocking it hasn't the means to.

Party monster

Party monster

The decision by anti-impeachment Democrat (for the moment, at least) Rep. Jeff Van Drew to jump ship and join the Trump-cult-formerly-known-as-the-Republican-party is a head-scratcher for the ages. Trump is hailing Van Drew's turncoat move as a godsend, while others...

12 Days of Christmas Lights 2019

12 Days of Christmas Lights 2019

The Times-Tribune celebrates residents’ hard work and artistry in creating some of the best holiday displays with our feature, “12 Days of Christmas Lights.” Sponsored by: Realty Network Group        

Mitch McConnell for the defense

Mitch McConnell for the defense

With the Senate likely to take up at least two articles of impeachment against Dear Leader President Trump, the White House effectively is leaving its defense up to the jury -- namely, Mitch McConnell and the his merry band of Republican enablers. Unable to argue his...

The Jaywalker

The Jaywalker

Since its creation in the security- and secrecy-obsessed days following the attacks of 9/11, the FISA court has operated in the dark, largely without public oversight or accountability. And it's safe to presume that former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is far...

Sorry, Charlie …

Sorry, Charlie …

Conservative campus activist Charlie Kirk's Trump-supporting outfit, Turning Point USA, was given the cold shoulder by the University of Scranton's student government. It was a case where votes actually count.

Low hurdle to clear

Low hurdle to clear

Cooperation and compromise are the usual promises offered by public officials at the starts of their terms, and so it is with the incoming members of the Lackawanna County Commission. The wind beneath their wings, so to speak, is the sorry legacy of back-biting and...

Now here’s something on Joe Biden you may not have seen

Now here’s something on Joe Biden you may not have seen

Every time I tell myself to blog more regularly, I fail, but I keep trying. Newspapers.com has opened up a new world for me as far as historical research so I decided to check up on our former vice president, the Scranton native. Look what I found. It's his birth...

The Ghost of Nixon and the Graveyard of Empires

The Ghost of Nixon and the Graveyard of Empires

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme." Like many quotes that have traveled around the world, this one is often attributed to Mark Twain. There is no solid evidence he ever said or wrote it, but a peek at today's headlines give it the undeniable ring of...

Up the road a piece

Up the road a piece

Scranton politics are famously parochial and inward-looking. It's therefore notable when a newcomer like mayor-elect Paige Cognetti names two out-of-town residents of the Abingtons -- in this case, former Lt. Gov. William Scranton and attorney Robert Ufberg -- to her...

Dig in!

Dig in!

The mountain of evidence supporting articles of impeachment over the Great Ukraine Shakedown has grown high. Granted, much of it is circumstantial and based on second-hand testimony, the result of Trump stonewalling congress and blocking access to any White House...

Voluntary slaves?

Voluntary slaves?

What would one call a business model wherein a county prison farms out inmates (who are working to pay off child support) to a wealthy local businessman to who is running a recycling owned by the county, and being required to pay said inmates only five dollars a day?

Food for thoughtlessness

Food for thoughtlessness

Having dug the nation into record debt thanks to his party's tax cuts for billionaires and large corporations, Trump wants to begin balancing the budget on the backs of low-income families.

Fiction becomes fact

Fiction becomes fact

The Pennsylvania general assembly -- most notably its Republican senate and house majorities -- has become an incubator for some of the nation's more strident anti-abortion bills. The most recent measure would require, among other things, death certificates and...

It’s a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

The current Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners's term came acrimonious end last week, reflecting much of the dysfunction, back-biting and resentment that have marked the last four years.